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    Default Olive nymph

    This is a fantastic nymph pattern that has given me great sport on the rivers over here right through the season . simple enough to tie, well worth a try . as you can use the same pattern for most nymphs just vary the size and colour.
    Wind on some lead wire
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    Next secure the lead and take the thread back to the hook bend.

    Tie in a strand of silver wire.

    Now dub on a lenght of olive rabbit fur.

    Wind on the dubbing half way up the hook giving it a nice tapeed look.

    wind up the silver wie about four turns andtie down.

    now tie in a nice bunch of cock pheasant tail fibres.

    Cut of the excess and dub on more rabbit fur for the thorax.

    Pull the pheasant tail fbres forward and tie down.

    Divide the phesant tail fibres evenly to each side of the thorax.

    now pull back down the fibres with your finger and thumb puling them under the thorax and tie down.

    then whip finish and varnish the head.

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    Very nice Freelander, I am going to try that tomorrow.
    I think it's just within my capabilities.
    Do you need a bit of WD40 for that vice ?
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    Thanks for that Freelander. I like the way you've swept the feather tips back to make the legs. Very nifty method.
    Cheers
    Marra

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    Like that. Thank you.

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    Yup,

    I'll try tying one, would make a great early season river nymph!

    Nice clear photography, thanks for sharing with us!


    Mostyn

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    Very nice tie Freelander, I'll have to tie some before my next trip.

    Cheers, Dave.

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    nice fly have had sucess with this tied with hares ear have to try it in this colour for the new season on the rivers

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    Thanks for the pointers - quite easy to do this one (for a novice like me, it was only my seventh ever go at a fly and I think I managed a reasonable result first attempt?) - I did go wrong by oversizing the Pheasant tail and didn't use enough fibres compaired to your example but that was the only tricky bit. I had to bodge it a bit at the end by trimming the fibres back a touch, otherwise it went great first time and it's really good one to learn as a starter - hopefully it'll show up below.



    How long should the dangly bits be then? ... or doesn't it really matter?
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    Thanks for the pointers - quite easy to do this one (for a novice like me, it was only my seventh ever go at a fly and I think I managed a reasonable result first attempt?) - I did go wrong by oversizing the Pheasant tail and didn't use enough fibres compaired to your example but that was the only tricky bit. I had to bodge it a bit at the end by trimming the fibres back a touch, otherwise it went great first time and it's really good one to learn as a starter - hopefully it'll show up below.

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    How long should the dangly bits be then? ... or doesn't it really matter?
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    As in life, some have longer, and some have shorter dangly bits. Doesn't really matter all that much as long as you use them right!

    Ideally the pheasant tail should be just covering the bend hook, it is a bit like a beard hackle, but I do not think the trout will mind much. Looks a cracking nymph, really well dressed, I think I will try this one myself.

    Thanks for the dressing, Freelander

    Sam

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    Freelander

    I am up for a couple of them! Very good.

    [COLOR="Blue"]"A fish seen is a fish nearly caught"[/COLOR]

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